They may no longer be teammates in the big apple, but New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and his former teammate Robinson Cano, who now stars for the Seattle Mariners, still have a connection in several different ways. Not only are they great friends, they are also represented by Roc Nation Sports, and both have a desire to help out those who are less fortunate then themselves.
This summer, the two teamed up again to present the Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game at Barclays Center and raised more than $1 million to benefit Cano’s RC22 Foundation and Sabathia’s PitCCh in Foundation. The event featured several high profile athletes as guests, including NBA MVP Kevin Durant, NFL great Terrell Owens, and pop star Rhianna. In all, over 8,500 spectators attended, making it an unbelievable atmosphere of fun, entertainment, and giving.
“It was amazing to see all those fans come out and support all of us and the foundations,” Cano Said. “Our goal was to raise money and awareness and show everyone a good time and I think we did that. And my team beat CC, so that makes it even sweeter.”
Sabathia also had a great time and looks forward to next year so he and his team can get some payback on the court.
“I never imagined the event would turn out the way it did,” Sabathia said. “Raising all that money and getting to do it with Robbie was incredible. I’m glad we could do it in Brooklyn and the local fans were able to enjoy. I’m looking forward to next year’s rematch.”
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